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Monday, October 16, 2006

Risk survey

WELLESLEY

For the first time in nine years, Wellesley public schools this fall will survey students about whether they participate in behavior considered risky.

The survey, prepared by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will be given to middle and high school students on an anonymous basis, according to Bella Wong, assistant superintendent of schools. It seeks information about dietary and exercise habits, substance abuse, and the potential for unwanted pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases.

Wong said parents will receive a letter this month explaining the survey and the option for excluding their children.

-- Lisa Keen

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